Welsh international prop Tony Faulkner dies at 81
Tony “Charlie” Faulkner, a former stalwart of Wales in the 1970s, has died at the…
Tony “Charlie” Faulkner, a former stalwart of Wales in the 1970s, has died at the age of 81, his former club Pontypool announced on Thursday.
“Charlie was a much loved character and an important part of Pontypool RFC history“said the team on its Twitter account. “He will be greatly missed by all who knew himcontinued the club with whom he had made 210 appearances and scored 12 tries. He had worn the Welsh jersey 19 times, from 1975 to 1979, and won four titles, including two Grand Slams, in what was then the Five Nations tournament.
The former front row player from the small industrial town, located north of Newport, accompanied by his teammates Bobby Windsor and Graham Price, had formed a formidable trio within the Red Devils, also selected for the British and Irish Lions tour in 1977 in New Zealand. After his retirement as a player, Faulkner had held coaching positions at several clubs, including Newport and Cardiff.